Friday, February 12, 2016

Eagles take look at UConn WR, UNLV OL

A couple updates on Eagles draft workouts/visits before I make my way to Citizens Bank Park for the first of many trips this season.

Eagles take look at UConn WR, UNLV OL

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Marcus Easley caught 48 passes for 893 yards and eight touchdowns last season. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Marcus Easley caught 48 passes for 893 yards and eight touchdowns last season. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

A couple updates on Eagles draft workouts/visits before I make my way to Citizens Bank Park for the first of many trips this season.

The Birds met with UConn wide receiver Marcus Easley last week, according to Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post.

Easley (6-3, 210) emerged last season, catching 48 balls for 893 yards and eight touchdowns. Earlier in his career, Easley was a special-teams standout, according to NFL.com's scouting report. He ran a 4.46 at the combine.

As I've mentioned this offseason, the Eagles have room on their roster for a couple more wide receivers. Those could be guys they've already signed, but they could definitely be guys they draft also, although not with an early pick since four receiver spots are already filled on the roster (DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant and Hank Baskett). Obviously, someone who's able to contribute on special teams will have a leg up.

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Meanwhile, the Eagles will hold a private workout with UNLV offensive lineman Joe Hawley, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Hawley (6-3, 297) played both guard and center in college, but is not considered a top prospect. NFL.com has him ranked No. 41 among offensive linemen. Wes Bunting of the National Football Post has him rated as the 20th-best guard prospect.

For a full roundup of visits and workouts, check out my master list, which we'll keep updated as the draft inches closer.


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